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Friday, January 13, 2012

New TEPCO video on APR YouTube - January 13

It certainly is interesting that two days after this blog noted what appeared to be a complete and total shutoff of anything other than the daily press releases and compulsory responses (in Japanese) to NISA in terms of communication from TEPCO, another new TEPCO press release video in the Explanatory Series of Videos has appeared.

I'm not going to take credit for this, although I should.

Anyway, this new video is the third video of the third set of videos. The third set discusses radioactive emission and contamination at the Fukushima Daiichi site and outside of it as a result of the accident and of post-accident complications; this new video covers a wide range of the sampling locations, the measurements taken at those locations, and the general trend of those measurements.

Spoiler: The trend is downward in all cases.

This video is the first in the series to display any sort of serious production issue. In this video, after some of the coverage is complete, the narration's description of graphics and the video depiction of those graphics, paginated in numerical order, becomes disjointed. In other words, the narration is a page off from the video. This is a bit annoying the first time through.. however, I must point out the analytical value of the many graphs presented and their general downward trends. These are good ammunition against those who keep saying that the cores continue to melt, or that recriticality has occurred, or that contamination is still pouring into the ocean. All untrue, and all laid out in this video's graphics.

Go to APR YouTube Channel to see the new video by clicking here.

5:16 PM Eastern Friday January 13, 2012

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